Review : World of Nintendo – Link from Skyward Sword

World of Nintendo: Link from Skyward Sword

History:
Jakks Pacific released Link, as portrayed in Skyward Sword, in the first wave of their World of Nintendo 4” line. Links stands out in this line because he is more 1:18 scale whereas the figures in the Super Mario Bros collection are much bulkier, even if they are four inches. This Link figure marks the first US release of a Link figure in the 1:18 scale and retails for about $9-$10 depending on the store purchased from.
Background:
Legend of Zelda : Skyward Sword
In The Legend of Zelda – Skyward Sword, Link is about 17 ½ years old. He is a young student attending the knight academy at Skyloft at the beginning of the game and matures throughout his search for Princes Zelda.
Sculpt:
Link’s sculpt accurately represents his character from The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. Most of the sculpt uses very clean lines to give Link an animated look. The designers incorporated the joints into the figure so that most of them are very well hidden. One thing that they are missing is peg holes on the bottom of his feet.
World of Nintendo Link Review
World of Nintendo Link Review
World of Nintendo Link Review
World of Nintendo Link Review

Articulation:
Skyward Sword Link has an impressive array of very useful articulation and was very surprising due to the limited information leading up to his release. His tunic does restrict some of his ability to spread his legs out to their full potential but that is easily remedied by making a small cut further up the side of his tunic.
Neck ball
Hinge/swivel shoulders
Dual swivel/hinge elbows
Hinge/swivel wrists
Mid-torso swivel
Hinge/swivel hips
Hinge/swivel knees (note the swivel action is on the bottom of the knee to hide the joint)
Barbell ankles – This type of articulation for ankles has to be one of the best I have seen to give the figure the ability to stand very well.
World of Nintendo Link Review
World of Nintendo Link Review

Paint:
All of the colors are crisp and bright as he is portrayed in Skyward Sword. Jakks didn’t use too much paint for the figure and instead cast most of the pieces in the color they wanted. Link’s tunic and hat are cast in a woodland green to represent his most iconic outfit and with tan plastic pants and a darker brown for the boots. The places that were painted have good lines and don’t bleed into other areas, with the exception of the chainmail seen under his tunic. The subject of my review seems to have vest small amounts of grey there and the green underneath is clearly visible. His eyes are particularly well done and give the “Anime” look just like he had in the game.
World of Nintendo Link Review

Accessories:
Link comes with the Master Sword and a sheath that fits into a plug on his back. He also has a “Mystery Box” with a special treasure inside. **Spoiler Alert** Link’s metal shield with the Hylan crest is the secret treasure.
World of Nintendo Link Review

Package:
Link comes packaged in a fairly standard blister card and is easily identified as a member of the Legend of Zelda collection due to the green coloring on the card.
World of Nintendo Link Review

Jakks has finally made my dream come true with a Link figure and in my opinion they did a fantastic job. I would prefer a more realistic looks as he is portrayed in Twilight Princess but this figure is an excellent replication of his look in Skyward Sword.
World of Nintendo Link Review

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ZICA Toys – Captain Action Kickstarter coming in January 2016

ZICA Toys has been working on the Captain Action line for a while now and has started releasing prototype images of some of the figures to be included in the upcoming Kickstarter in January.

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HIYA Toys – Aliens Colonial Marines coming soon

HIYA Toys released new images of the upcoming Aliens Colonial Marines Hicks, Hudson, and a Power Loader to go along with their previously release Xenomorphs.
These figures have a release date of December 2015.

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Boss Fight Studio Vitruivian HACKS pre-orders are now live

Boss Fight Studio opened their online shop for pre-orders for their highly popular Vitruvian HACKS action figures.

They added some new color options for their blanks so that each color is now offered for both males and females.

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Mattel – DC Multiverse Checklist

I’ve added a checklist for Mattel’s DC Multiverse line.

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Boss Fight Studio’s Kokomo Toys/All The Cool Stuff Exclusive Vitruvian HACKS Amazon Warrior

Boss Fight Studio has an exclusive Amazon Warrior that will be sold at Kokomo Toys in the US and All the Cool Stuff in the UK.

You can pre-order from Kokomo Toys HERE

I’ve also added this figure to the Archive.
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Boss Fight Studio’s trip to China

Boss Fight Studio’s representatives recently returned from an trip to China to oversee the final stages before the first series of the Vitruvian HACKS figures head to production.

During their trip they were kind enough to share some pictures of the almost complete production samples.

These will also be available for purchase soon on their website BossFightShop.com

Here they laid out all the figures that were included in the All-In pledge.
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Coral Snake Gorgon, Spartan, Cursed Medusa, and Cursed Spartan
Boss Fight Studio's Vitruvian HACKS checklist

Amazon warrior, Colubrida Milk Snake Gorgon, Stone Fist, Eurayle disciple undead warrior
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Underworld warrior, Stheno, Athenian warrior, Green Snake Gorgon
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Black Racer Gorgon, King Leonidas, Eurayle, and Myrmidon warrior
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Kickstarter exclusive Talos, Celestial Medusa, Stone Spartan
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Pre-curse Medusa, Tartarus guard un-armored, Tartarus guard armored
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Gorgon group
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Warrior group
Boss Fight Studio's Vitruvian HACKS checklist

Grey smoke skeleton (possible color in the future), Black, Bone, Yellow
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The Blanks all lined up
Boss Fight Studio's Vitruvian HACKS checklist

Finally some images of the accessory packs on the figures
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These will be out in December or January and can be pre-ordered at the following places:

Entertainment Earth
Big Bad Toy Store

You can also create an account to manage your 1:18 scale action figures. Free accounts can have up to 150 figures in them.

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Gears of War by NECA has been added to the Archive

I have updated the Archive to include the Gears of War line by NECA.

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Star Wars : Shadows of the Empire line has been added to the Archive

I’ve added the Power of the Force 2 sub line Shadows of the Empire to the Archive.

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